Kiel McDougall

 

Kiel McDougall was born and raised in the great state of Maine.  Growing up, he enjoyed running in the woods, reading comic books, wrestling with friends, and fighting trees.  His childhood heroes were the Ninja Turtles – they exemplified integrity, bravery, and justice, core values of the honorable warrior.  Never one to be complacent, he used to run to elementary school to get a good morning workout instead of taking the bus.  When he was eight years old, he began chronicling his workouts in a journal.  As an adult, feeling un-challenged by his regular runs, he ran up and down the hills of Seattle with a heavy backpack lifted over his head.  He has traveled around the world, scuba dived in the Caribbean islands, fought forest fires in California, eaten a tarantula wasp, and professionally battled in the MMA cage.

 

Kiel's passion for health and fitness led to becoming a certified NASM personal trainer and a certified yoga instructor through Core Power.  He is trained in CPR, a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and is presently studying the effects of qi gong.  A proponent of whole foods and the benefits of eastern medicine, his approach to health is a holistic one: he believes that the mind, body, and soul must all be balanced in order to reach optimum health and longevity.  A voracious reader, he majored in English and minored in Psychology in college, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Maine.

 

Kiel was the former manager and head trainer at the UFC gym in Wrigleyville, Chicago.  He now lives in Seattle.

 

Certifications

 

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Certified Personal Trainer

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Brown Belt

  • Head Kickboxing Coach, Alpha Martial Arts

  • Corepower Yoga, Online Teacher Training, Certified Yoga Instructor

  • UFC Gym Certified Trainer, specializing in Triggerpoint Boxing and MATRX

 

Achievements & Awards

 

  • February 2017 | 1st Place | Proving Grounds X | Men's Brown Belt

  • September 2016 | 3rd Place | NAGA Seattle | Expert No-Gi Welterweight

  • December 2015 | 2nd Place | Vancouver BC Intl'l Open | Expert No-Gi Middleweight

  • October 2015 | 1st Place | NAGA Seattle | Expert

  • October 2015 | 3rd Place | NAGA Seattle | Brown Belt, Middleweight

  • May 2015 | Gold | Proving Grounds VI Submission Only | Advanced No Gi Middleweight

  • May 2015 | Gold | Proving Grounds VI Submission Only | Purple Belt, Gi

  • Apr 2015 | Silver | CBJJF Provincial Championships | Advanced No Gi Middleweight

  • Apr 2015 | 3rd Place | Sub League Qualifier 1 | Men's No Gi Elite

  • Mar 2015 | 1st Place | N.A.G.A. Portland | Expert No-Gi

  • Mar 2015 | 1st Place | N.A.G.A. Portland | Purple Belt, Gi

  • Mar 2014 | Silver | IBJJF Chicago | No-Gi Purple Belt

  • Jan 2014 | 1st Place | American Karate Association | Expert BJJ Gi

  • Dec 2013 | 1st Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Championship | Expert Gi

  • Dec 2013 | 1st Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Championship | Expert No-Gi

  • Nov 2013 | Gold | Midwest Submission Challenge | Expert No-Gi

  • Jan 2013 | Silver | US Grappling Chicago | Purple Belt, Gi

  • Nov 2012 | Bronze | N.A.G.A. Chicago | Purple Belt, Gi

  • Nov 2012 | Silver | N.A.G.A. Chicago | Expert No-Gi

  • Oct 2012 | Gold | S7 Submission Grappling | Purple Belt, Gi

  • Oct 2012 | Silver | S7 Submission Grappling | Expert No-Gi

  • Aug 2012 | Bronze | IBJJF, Chicago | Purple Belt, Gi

  • Jan 2012 | 2nd Place | Carlson Gracie Team BJJ Tournament | Purple Belt, Absolute

  • Nov 2011 | 3rd Place | N.A.G.A. Midwest Championship | Expert No-Gi

  • Oct 2011 | 3rd Place | US Grappling Chicago | No-Gi Expert

  • Oct 2011 | 1st Place | US Grappling Chicago | Blue Belt, Gi

  • Oct 2011 | 2nd Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Tournament | No-Gi Expert

  • Oct 2011 | 2nd Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Tournament | No-Gi Expert Absolute

  • Aug 2011 | 2nd Place | N.A.G.A. Midwest Championship | No-Gi Intermediate

  • Aug 2011 | 1st Place | N.A.G.A. Midwest Championship | Blue Belt, Gi

  • Aug 2011 | Bronze | IBJJF Summer Chicago Open | Blue Belt, Gi

  • Apr 2011 | 3rd Place | N.A.G.A. Chicago | No-Gi Intermediate

  • Apr 2011 | 2nd Place | US Grappling Chicago| No-Gi Intermediate

  • Apr 2011 | 3rd place | US Grappling Chicago | No Gi Intermediate Absolute

  • Apr 2011 | 3rd Place | US Grappling Chicago | Blue Belt, Gi

  • Mar 2011 | 3rd Place | Midwestern Judo & Jiu Jitsu Championships | Blue Belt, Gi

  • Jun 2010 | 1st Place | USAKA K-1 Kickboxing Welterweight Tournament Champion

  • Dec 2010 | 1st Place | Combat-Do Midwest Jiu Jitsu Tournament | Expert No-Gi

  • May 2009 | 1st Place | “Warrior-One” Invitational III Tournament Champion

  • Nov 2001 | 1st Place | Maine Skirmish Grappling Tournament

  • Nov 2000 | 1st Place | Maine Skirmish Grappling Tournament

  • Nov 1999 | 1st Place | Maine Skirmish Grappling Tournament

HOLISTIC HEALTH * PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING * GROUP & CORPORATE FITNESS * MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) * SELF-DEFENSE

207-613-KIEL (5435) | IronTreeLife@gmail.com